15 Texting and Driving Quotes and Slogans To Remind You To Stay Off Your Phone

Did you know that distracted driving kills approximately 9 individuals each and every day? Let that sink in for a moment… Driving is already one of the most dangerous things we do every day. Why let a short dopamine hit put you in even more danger on a daily basis? Although some states are taking action to reduce these numbers through legislation, many drivers ignore the new laws. It’s easy to believe that briefly looking at your phone in certain … Read More

How to Best Handle Mass Transit Accidents

Throughout Phoenix, AZ the mass transit system is changing. In most parts of the Phoenix Valley, this means embracing faster transportation in the form of light rail cars. These special types of train tracks currently run from Dunlap Avenue and 19th Avenue all the way into the heart of Mesa, AZ, ending at Main Street and Mesa Drive. What does this mean for local drivers? The lawyers at Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC are watching out for your safety with … Read More

Top 4 Causes for Pedestrian & Bicyclist Accidents

Highway traffic deaths have declined in recent years, due in part to road and highway engineers as well as drivers practicing safe habits. Despite the decline, there has been a spike in non-vehicular deaths specifically with pedestrians and cyclists. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported an increase in non-vehicular accidents by 13 percent in 2003 to an upward spike of 17 percent in 2012. What causes pedestrian accidents and injuries and what kind of precautions can cyclists, pedestrians, … Read More

The 3 Most Confusing (and Deadly) Intersections Near Mesa, AZ

Car accidents in the United States are unfortunately very common. In fact, it is estimated that 10 million accidents from bumper taps to fatal accidents occur in the United States every year! Some of the most common and deadly places for accidents are at intersections. Intersections are busy arterial road sections or junctions where two or more roads meet and cross. In Arizona, intersections are major cross sections of our grid system facilitating traffic often along long, straight paths. Intersections … Read More

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